Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Star In The City

During the holidays, a large star hovers over the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street. Because this is the tony part of Manhattan, inhabited by many jewelry stores, it’s easy to see it only as a symbol of the diamonds and other expensive jewels inside those stores. As I stood a bit further up the street, a steam pipe's exhaust sent small clouds drifting towards the star. I stood for a few minutes and watched them drift by. Now it was easy to see that star as the one that glowed, so much higher in the sky, so many years ago.